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Film Club ”Everybody Knows” 16th Oct 8pm
October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín
FILM INFO: 99 MINS, usa tbc
Short synopsis (less than 60 words)
Asghar Farhadi’s (A Separation) intimately painful and powerfully acted drama centres on a shocking crime that interrupts a family wedding. Unburied secrets, lies and unhealed wounds spanning generations are brought to light, within a layered psychological drama. Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem are cleverly cast as former lovers whom must confront their own past within an overpowering climate of suspicion and tension.
Short synopsis (less than 120 words)
Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman, A Separation) intimately painful and powerfully acted drama centres on a shocking crime that interrupts a family wedding.
Laura (Penélope Cruz) returns to her family village with her children for her sister’s Ana (Inma Cuesta) wedding. There she is reunited with her former lover Paco (Javier Bardem) now happily married and running a successful vineyard on land once owned by Laura’s family. Whilst Laura’s husband, Alejandro (Ricardo Darín) stayed behind in Argentina, an old rumour of her jilting Paco reignites. Moreover, within Laura’s family, resentment simmers over the manner in which Paco acquired the vineyard. When Laura’s daughter is kidnapped, a seething mystery unfurls as unburied secrets; lies and unhealed wounds spanning generations are brought to light.
Cannes Festival 2018Film
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018
The outer threat, the inner wound and the mystery in between. – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
What marks this film out is the sheer confidence of the ensemble playing… – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
The picture buzzes deliciously about the various attractive characters. – Tara Brady, The Irish Times